No Wendy, just because it's absurd doesn't make it an obvious joke. I worked in the office of one of the local body shops for several years. On more than one occasion I would have to politely listen to an out-of-state driver (who had just had their deer hit vehicle towed to the shop) as they raged, "It just ran across the interstate, right in front of us! There wasn't a single deer crossing sign there either! This is ridiculous!!!" Yes, you're right....ridiculous!!